9th April 2020

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review


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What’s big and shiny and very sexy to look at? The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 obviously. Before I get into it, think of it as a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3 and even an iPhone 6 Plus rival. Yes, that’s the level Huawei have reached when it comes to gadgets.

Screen and display: With it’s 6.0 inch screen, bigger than the above mentioned competitors, it’s a perfect gadget for gaming and movie lovers. The screen also has a   1,920×1,080-pixel full HD resolution for sharp images when you’re watching something.

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Size: It is pretty large though thin, and the tiny-fingered population may have to use both hands to handle it. It comes in dimensions of 7.9 x6.2 x 2.9mm and weighs in at 185g.

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Connectivity: It is 4G/LTE enabled

Processor and CPU: It will be the first Huawei phone to run on an 8-core Kirin 925 SoC chipset that they claim will make efficient use of both power and performance for a greater overall UE (User Experience).

Operating System: It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat version, which is rather disappointing but because the UI (user interface) is so posh, you won’t even notice you’re using an old OS. Plus, the Mate 7 comes with themes to choose from that change the way everything including app icons look.

Fingerprint Sensor: Probably the best on the market, highly responsive regardless of what angle you place your finger on it. However it’s placed on the back of the phone, unlike others like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or most iPhones which have the sensor on the Home button at the bottom of the screen. The sensor unlocks your phone so you don’t have to waste  time keying in passwords. Your fingerprints are stored in an encrypted format so no one else can steal them.

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Fingerprint scanner is below camera

Camera: It has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera that will have you lost in your selfie game, or just make you look much clearer for your video calls.

Storage: It has variants of either 16 GB with 2GB of RAM, or  32GB with 3GB of RAM, with expandable memory up to 128 with a microSD card.

Battery: 4100mAh! You read right the first time. 4100mAh of battery power is what you’ll hold in the palm of your hands so this phone is seriously a movie-watcher or gamer-on-the-go’s dream come true. With it’s performance optimization system in place, the Mate 7 promises more time with your phone on even as you multitask. It also has ultra saving features that detect your most battery-draining apps and closes them for you.

Price: It is speculated to sell for around $650 (approx K4,134) but we expect a slightly higher price once, and if at all, stocked in Zambia.

Forget the Huawei you thought you knew that made K60 phones, they are definitely in the ring with the big leagues. That can be backed by their recent listing on the Interbrand top 100 as the first Chinese company among the Best Global Brands.

Thinking of switching to the Huawei camp? I’m right behind you.

Image Credits: Huawei

Sandi

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